Lily Bishop Answers Inquiring Minds

I'm happy to welcome Lily Bishop to SlingWords this morning. Lily writes romance about strong, smart women and the men who love them.

Although Lily grew up in Georgia, she lives in South Carolina with her husband and their 2.5 kids. When she's not writing, she and her family play German-style board games.

The Blurb: No Strings Attached

Laura Todd thinks she will never see her weekend fling in Vegas again, but then he turns up in her Miami office as her new boss. Fox Thornton thinks someone is cooking the books, and his best suspect is Laura. Which is the real Laura, the smart and funny consultant Fox met in Vegas, or the scheming administrative assistant he finds in Miami? Over a million dollars is missing, and Fox will do what he has to do, even it means sending the blonde beauty to prison.

Find Lily Bishop Online

Twitter: @bishoplily

Now let's grill interview Lily.

Lily Bishop Answers The Lucky 13

1. In which genre do you write and why that particular genre?

I write contemporary romantic suspense because I love seeing how my characters react under the stress of being accused of a crime or being targeted by a killer. Stress makes people act in ways they wouldn't normally.

2. As an author, what can readers expect when they read one of your books?

I hope they will find vivid characters who remind them of people they know and exotic locales they want to visit.

3. How did you "become" an author? For instance, was there a moment when you said: "I think I'll write a book."

I've always had the soul of an author. I wrote one novel in high school, one in college, and another when I was first married. I've always had stories in my head. It is only recently that I've gained the courage to release them into the world.

4. What is your writing schedule like?

I write in the evenings after the kids are in bed, and I write when we're on vacation and have a few minutes to myself.

5. Are you a "write by the seat of the pants" or a plotter or a combination of both?

I'm a little bit of both. I have a general idea of where the story is heading, but finding the right motivation for the villains and getting that part right takes time for me. For my current work in progress, I've written the ending three times and may still change it even though the book is due out in a few months.

6. What's the best thing about being an author?

Having people who want to talk to you about your characters because they are as real to them as they are to you.

7. What's the worst thing about being an author?

Finding time to write, and then when you have the time, feeling stuck for whatever reason. I also don't like the fact that sometimes readers impute things about my life from my characters. I am not my characters.

8. Do you have editions of your books available other than ebook editions?

I released No Strings Attached in a paperback edition and plan to continue with paperback releases in the future.

9. Do you listen to audio books? If so, what device do you use?

No, I don't.

10. What device do you use to read ebooks?

I use the Kindle Paperwhite, and I love it.

11. If you could give one piece of advice to an aspiring author, what would it be?

Hone your craft but know when to let your book go. Too much rewriting can suck the life right out of a book. Keep writing no matter what.

12. If you could tell readers one thing, what would it be?

If you find an author you like, tell all your friends about them and do reviews online, even if it's just a few words. The only way authors get noticed these days is through through word of mouth.

13. What is your big dream (or goal) as a writer?

My goal is to produce two books a year and build a loyal group of fans who appreciate my stories. That will definitely take some work since I have a full-time job already. I count myself successful if my books pay for themselves in terms of costs for editing, covers, and promotion.

Buy Links for No Strings Attached by Lily Bishop

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Takeaway Truth

Now that you've met Lily Bishop, why not give her and her book, No Strings Attached, a try.


  1. Joan, thank you for having me on your blog.

  2. Hi, Lily and Joan,

    Great interview! Lily, nice to learn about about you and your novel.